Sea Eagles, Bermagui Breakers in hunt for redemption

• Breakers Matt Farnham (left) and Brendan Matters converge on the ball against the Panthers last week.

• Breakers Matt Farnham (left) and Brendan Matters converge on the ball against the Panthers last week.

TWO of the Sapphire Coast AFL’s senior squads are seeking redemption this weekend. 

The Tathra Sea Eagles are back on the field after a timely bye last week. 

Meanwhile, the Bermagui Breakers are hoping to return to form after they were flogged by 200 points by the Panthers. 

Tathra senior coach Luke Taylor joked that two weeks off would suit them just fine. 

“There are still a few sore bodies, but we’ll get a few back,” Taylor said. 

“Jason Ainsworth will play his first game for the year, he’s huge to come in. 

“But I’m still under a cloud and David Little is a 50-50 at this stage,” he said. 

Taylor said the club enjoyed a friendly rivalry with the Diggers and looked forward to a challenge on the Berrambool Oval. 

“There’s always been a bit of a rivalry there, we really love playing down on that ground and we pride ourselves on playing well down there.

“I’m hopeful we can get most of the guys out there this week and give it a really good shake.”

Taylor said the Diggers picked up a solid round one win over the Sea Eagles, but his side had been improving each week since then. 

“They won round one fairly convincingly, but I thought our efforts were good.

“The younger guys have grown over the past few months, we’re improving every week, which is good to see.”

Meanwhile, Breakers president Tim Holdsworth said a clash with Eden could  be just the thing to get Bermagui back on top. 

“We’ll be looking for a win [tomorrow],” Holdsworth said. 

Holdsworth said the Breakers enjoy playing against Eden and are expecting an 80-minute performance. 

“Eden are always tough, they’re never a walkover. 

“We’ve got a lot of respect for them and we look forward to the challenge,” he said. 

Both clubs are on the road to play. 

The Sea Eagles play the Merimbula Diggers at Berrambool Oval, Merimbula, from 2.15pm tomorrow. 

Meanwhile, the Breakers are in Eden against the Whalers from 2.15pm tomorrow. 

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